COVID-19 Response Fund
During the initial phase of the COVID-19 crisis, we launched a Sobrato Rapid Response Fund to address the needs of Sobrato grantees as they responded to the crisis. We sought to listen and learn from our community partners as the situation developed.
Priority was given to grantees who had urgent requirements to serve the needs of low-income populations, and those with immediate cash flow challenges due to the crisis response. Funds were released on a rolling basis to move resources quickly and allow the foundation to adapt as the situation developed.
Grantees of the COVID-19 Rapid Response fund are meeting the needs of vulnerable communities in the midst of this crisis--providing food, financial assistance (rent, utilities, transportation, medical needs, childcare), and adapting to serving clients remotely. Click here to view the full list of COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund Grantees.
Applications to the Rapid Response fund closed on May 1st and the final batch of funding will be released Mid-May. However, we are reflecting on the lessons learned from our approach, assessing the evolving needs of the community and our partners, and are planning our mid- and long-term approach to investing in the recovery of our communities.